Shoppers at the fair will be helping to beat cancer sooner. Organisers explained: “The fair offers a genuine mix of independent, inspiring stalls to tempt shoppers, whilst being assured that, for every £1 spent with stallholders, 10% will be donated to the Brighton Cancer Research Laboratories that seek to find cures for all 200 types of cancer.
The Pink Gift Fair, now in its 2nd year, will take up residency at West Sussex and Horsham Council offices, Parkside on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, 9.30am till 4pm each day.
“Visitors will discover an array of spectacular top-notch design-led products, ranging from jewellery to games, from local gin and cheese to home accessories, gifts and toys, from LED lighting to candles, and so much more.”
Complimentary healthcare professional taster sessions will be available, covering areas such as reflexology, aromatherapy, reiki healing, wellbeing through Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
One of the best psychic mediums in the southeast will undertake Tarot card readings during the fair. Barbara Beechey, from Horley, has been a clairvoyant for over 30 years and uses tarot, clairvoyance and psychometry in her readings that are delivered with sensitivity.
Statistics show one in two people born in the UK after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. At present, half of the people diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease for at least 10 years. With this in mind, The Pink Gift Fair, with shoppers’ support, hopes to become an annual event for Horsham, aiming to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving cancer for 10 years or more by 2034.
Shoppers will be given the opportunity to step inside the world of research laboratories, through Virtual Reality headsets at the fair; see first hand the groundbreaking work that is being undertaken. By examining the DNA profile of cancer suffers to find cures, researchers are also finding ways to help other diseases.
Admission is £3, which includes a strip of raffle tickets. Raffle prizes provided by the stallholders as well as local companies. Attendees can expect: Use of the Parkside car park for an additional £1 donation entrance off Madeira Avenue (off the Swan Walk car park and Bowling alley roundabout); free prize draw to win an Audi car for the weekend; vintage merry-go-round and sweet shop, in addition to face painters, balloons and a Five Oaks Audi car display, outside the front of Parkside. Shoppers should look out for restaurants in the town, who will lend their support by offering special offers to visitors who display the pink heart stamp.